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Tegra Note will launch around the world via NVIDIA hardware partners

NVIDIA has officially unveiled its new Tegra Note tablet platform that is powered by its Tegra 4 processor. The new Tegra Note is a complete Android tablet platform that will be brought to the market by NVIDIA partners.

The Tegra Note platform will feature NVIDIA branding, hardware, and software (which supports over the air updates). NVIDIA says that the tablet also features an attractive industrial design and a number of available accessories. Perhaps the best news is that the tablet platform enjoys a number of partners in the game development arena.

NVIDIA says that Tegra Note tablets will be available starting at $199. The seven-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. The tablet has a five-megapixel rear camera and a VGA resolution front camera. 16GB of storage is included onboard and the tablet features a microSD card slot for additional storage expansion up to 32 GB.

The tablet uses a Tegra 4 chip with a 72-core GeForce GPU and a quad-core Cortex A15 CPU. The CPU also has a fifth battery-saving core. The tablet promises battery life of over 10 hours for HD video playback.

NVIDIA says that over the next several months its partners with bring Tegra Note tablets to consumers globally, including EVGA and PNY in the U.S. A number of manufacturers will also be bringing the tablet to market in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and India.

Source: NVIDIA

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RE: Crappy Res.
By EricMartello on 9/20/2013 1:12:21 AM , Rating: 2
Exactly. It became ridiculous a looooooong time ago.

The 480x800 display on my Samsung Galaxy Relay is *perfect*. You're a liar if you want to pretend you can see any pixellation of anything. I can't possibly imagine anything on that screen looking any better than it does, because it's already entirely bereft of issues.

Not true. On digital panels the pixel resolution usually has a 1:1 relationship with PPI (pixels per inch), but this isn't always the case on phones since their physical size is limited by keeping the dimensions of the device close to something "portable".

The optimal PPI depends on the screen size and the typical viewing distance. Applies to TVs, monitors and yes, even portable handheld devices.

I've even proven the point to a large number of fanboys thusly: take your S4 (or whatever...doesn't matter) with it's 1080x1920 display, set it next to my phone and then do the following:

1. Get a few unsuspecting victims...I mean "participants"
2. Tell one set of them that the Relay has a better resolution, and ask them if they can tell by looking at the 2 phones...they'll say "yes, that one appears to look better to me."
3. Tell another set that they have to decide for themselves which screen is the better display. It'll be 50/50.

Firstly, the metric is not about being able to see "pixelation" or a lack of it, nor are we worried about being able to discern individual pixels or not - if THAT was all the mattered then you might be onto something, but that's not the only issue were looking at here.

The Galaxy S2 with 800x480 resolution has 219 PPI which is pretty good.

The Galaxy S4 with 1920x1080 has 441 PPI, more than double, and it does make a difference even though the S4's screen is only slightly larger than the S2's.

A 1080p pixel resolution provides over 2 million pixels vs 384,000 pixels of 800x480. That's a huge 520% difference, and the additional pixels translate to better detail on images and text, especially with color transitions (gradations) as well as edges.

Why? Because one pixel can only display one color at a time, and since the pixel is part of a pattern that approximates the color of an image, the more pixels you have in a given area, the greater the potential color detail and sharpness. The maximum number of unique colors you can display simultaneously is limited by your pixel resolution as well as the physical resolution of your screen.

You may not notice the difference immediately just by glancing at the phone's main menu, but to say there is no benefit to having higher resolution is ignorant. You would see the difference when watching video, looking at photos or even with certain games.

Screen resolution hit "perfect" a long time ago. It's all pure BS now, and the above exercise proves it. And it makes the gadget nerds all verklempt, which is fun to watch anyway.

Completely false. This is just as dumb as saying there is no practical reason for digital cameras to have more than 8 MP.

In addition to the better potential image quality you get with higher resolutions; both motion (animation) and touch sensitivity is improved.

Being able to have a non-mobile website viewable and readable without zooming in is another benefit you get with higher resolution, as well putting less strain on your eyes.

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